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Celebrate the Life of Dr. Samuel S. Shapiro

This is a past event.

Thursday, April 18 at 1:30pm to 3:00pm

GC - Graham University Center, 140
11200 SW 8th ST, Graham University Center, Miami, Florida 33199

Samuel S. Shapiro (Sam as he liked to be called) was a member of the founding faculty of FIU. He served FIU in many capacities as both a professor and an administrator in various roles, and always had a vision for FIU to become a great university. As an administrator he was known for his efficiency and organizational abilities. When he was Chair of the Faculty Assembly, who can forget the red light he used to remind individuals of time during meetings!
As a statistician Sam is known for developing the famous “Shapiro-Wilk test for Normality” He was a truly great colleague and mentor and helped the career trajectory of everyone who worked with him. Sam loved FIU and did everything he could to help it grow. He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.

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Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Parents & Family

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
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